Nestled between Lake Cochrane and Lake Oliver is an 88-acre playground for campers, anglers, boaters and those who simply enjoy the outdoors. Both the quality of the park and the clear, spring-fed lake bring people to this area. Lake Cochrane Recreation Area was named for the area's first homesteader, Byron J. Cochrane, who settled on the south side of the lake in 1872. The area's rich farmlands and beautiful setting soon attracted other homesteaders
You can make it your home too--at least for a fun-filled vacation. Reservations may be made for one of the campsites with electricity or the one-room log-style cabin. Simply use the online system to book your site. Bring family or friends to enjoy the scenery of Lake Cochrane Recreation Area while settling into the cabin. Four can sleep comfortably in the set of bunk beds and double bed. Inside is a table and benches; outside, a porch, picnic table and fire grate. Put sleeping bags and linens, cooking utensils for outside cooking and a cooler on your packing list.
Plunge into the shimmering lake water for a refreshing swim or climb aboard a boat to see the sights of Lake Cochrane Recreation Area. A boat ramp and fishing pole checkout are just part of the park's amenities. Try your hand at bringing in a catch of walleye, northern pike, bluegill, perch and bass. Gather a group at the picnic shelter, checkout a game to play and let the kids swing and climb on the playground.